Lain Jager.

The Primary Sector Council believes it’s no longer appropriate to refer to “the primary sector”.

 
 
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says farmers want greater certainty around water issues and he promises they will get this from the coalition government in the coming year.

New Zealand needs to start looking at the water issue much more strategically, according to National’s spokesperson on agriculture Todd Muller.

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has paid out almost $124 million in compensation for claims related to the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis.

Agriculture Minister, Damien O’Connor, says the Ministry for Primary Industries is continuing to stay connected to federal authorities in Australia as devastating fires affect the country.

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